Juliana & João

Juliana and João were high school sweethearts and came all the way from São Paulo, Brazil to get married in the north of Portugal.

Pousada de Amares, an old and lost monastery recovered by the famous Portuguese architect Souto Moura, was their choice to celebrate their big day. Juliana loves architecture and interior design, she even has her very own successful blog about design, decoration and architecture. It was only natural that Pousada de Amares was the chosen venue for their wedding.

Styling wise, luscious flowers made the ceremony arch the perfect framing for the bride and groom at the altar. The stunning landscape and surroundings did the rest.

The dinner was served in a room that used to be a chapel. It is a banquet room now, with modern large lamps where the new and the old live together.

The styling concept for this wedding was all about nature, with the use of a generous mix of flowers and plants. Almost like if the time had stop and nature took the monastery back to its kingdom. Warm colours, rich metal tones (copper and gold) and a stunning sweets table (“mesa de doces” in Portuguese) that kept this rather Brazilian tradition alive in this northern Portuguese corner.

Wel & Ross

There are people who inspire us to be kind, true and giving. Wel and Ross are just like that. This beautiful couple came from Brooklyn to get married in north of Portugal, in the amazing Mosteiro de Amares, one of our favourite venues of all times.

The wedding ceremony was a celebration of the love between Wel and Ross, but also an emotional occasion to reunite relatives and honor the importance of family and the bonds that connects them.

It was a real pleasure to be part of this moment in their lives and be able to help them make their ideas come true. The decoration was minimalist with beautiful greenery and some oranges from Amares, candles and festoon lights.

An intense ceremony, a laid-back cocktail and intimate outdoor dinner to the sound of Fado music. No words can describe the energy felt on that day and the amazing experience we could witness.

Maria & Carlos

Douro Valley is hardly a bad scenario for a wedding, but Maria and Carlos, a young and stylish Brazilian couple, exceed all expectations. This was a Destination Wedding with 270 guests that travelled all the way from Brazil, and even Japan, to celebrate love with our couple.

The venue couldn’t be better, Six Sense Douro Valley is definitely a special place that set the tone for the entire wedding: modern, stylish combined with tradition.

Surrounded by Douro’s green fields, touches of blue hydrangeas and bright pink flowers were selected for the outside ceremony that was held under the Portuguese summer sun. The table centerpieces were inspired by white and blue tiles to match the wedding stationery, designed carefully by the mother of the bride. Fantastic ceramic vases along with metallic glass and candles created an elegant yet simple decor for the tables.

Lighting was a big important factor when planning this big and luxurious wedding, using the modern architecture characteristics of the venue and enhance them with lighting, created an intimate fun and ready to party mood for the reception.

The choice was very successful to set the right mood as the party went by all night long until the sun was rising above the wonderful Douro as if the river itself was celebrating love along with Maria and Carlos.